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Posted by Sandeha ( on June 28, 2000 at 00:09:28:

In Reply to: Me too! posted by Kim on June 27, 2000 at 22:14:12:

Good, (which really means bad, of course). Makes me suspicious that the digestive system is definitely in there somewhere, alongside the brain feeling starved of 02, reactions of the hypothalamus, and so on.

What bothers me is patterns - and that it is the existence of patterns that could hold the key. For example, foodwise, one year chocolate was a trigger, one bite and bang! But since then chocolate has been mostly safe. Then it was cheese, but not the year after. It struck me that it wasn't the food, but the eating which was the trigger.

Now I'm real thin, so I can't not eat. I gotta eat, but I gotta eat with real good timing when I'm on cycle. Otherwise ... though, obviously, when on cycle, I've usually either had the attack of the day, or it's still to come. (Bit like the weather in the UK: if you can see the Sun, it means that it's about to rain, and if you can't see the Sun, then ... )

My first acupuncturist told me that my liver functioned, but that it was sub-standard, inefficient. Like it was made on a Friday!! Fine, but that's still too vague. Could it be that my stomach's "hunger" signals are as fucked up as my brain's "02" signals? To put it another way, maybe I should not "listen to my body" because the damn thing is giving false readings because of a second-rate liver, or something?

This needs serious research too, I think. Good to hear of your irregularity Kim and Tammy, (my sympathies) and I wonder how many are affected in this way ... and also, have you ever found that, (effects of medication apart) you either have to go shit during an attack, or that an attack can break off soon after you have done.

The body is like a machine with all moving parts, tip one function and everything else is dominoed.


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